The 2001 Boys, TSW16, coached by Youssef Darbaki with Chad Ogle, continues their reign of their age group this season. The changes in birth year rules this 2016-2017 season forced the previously formidable team to split and become the TwinStars Academy 2001 & 2000 teams this season. The 2001 team chose to play the Midwest Regional League, while the 2000 team accepted the MYSA Premier status earned by the teams.
The 2001 Boys finished in first place in their Midwest Regional League play, a finish that would have earned them a place in the US Youth Soccer Region II Play-offs, but they had already secured one of those seats with their 2017 MN State Cup Championship. They will be representing Minnesota at the 2017 USYS Region II Play-offs in Sioux Fall, SD, June 23-28, 2017. In the interim, this team finished their regular-season National Premier League-Midwest Developmental League play with a trip to the National Qualifiers where they finished as the next-in-line.